Tapul, officially the Municipality of Tapul (Tausūg: Kawman sin Tapul; Tagalog: Bayan ng Tapul), is a 5th class municipality in the province of Sulu, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 18,197 people. [5]

Tapul
Municipality of Tapul
Map of Sulu with Tapul highlighted
Map of Sulu with Tapul highlighted
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Tapul is located in Philippines
Tapul
Tapul
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 5°43′00″N 120°54′00″E / 5.7166667°N 120.9°E / 5.7166667; 120.9Coordinates: 5°43′00″N 120°54′00″E / 5.7166667°N 120.9°E / 5.7166667; 120.9
CountryPhilippines
RegionBangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao
ProvinceSulu
District 2nd district
Barangays15 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorNasser T. Daud Jr.
 • Vice MayorDornie T. Daud
 • RepresentativeMunir N. Arbison Jr.
 • Municipal Council
Members
 • Electorate7,562 voters (2019)
Area
 • Total89.17 km2 (34.43 sq mi)
Elevation
10 m (30 ft)
Highest elevation
487 m (1,598 ft)
Lowest elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (2020 census) [3]
 • Total20,799
 • Density230/km2 (600/sq mi)
 • Households
3,617
Economy
 • Income class5th municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence76.79% (2018)[4]
 • Revenue₱94,402,381.87 (2020)
 • Assets₱73,061,065.21 (2020)
 • Expenditure₱89,865,409.31 (2020)
 • Liabilities₱3,678,524.82 (2020)
Service provider
 • ElectricitySulu Electric Cooperative (SULECO)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
7410
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)68
Native languagesTausug
Tagalog
Websitewww.tapul.gov.ph

GeographyEdit

BarangaysEdit

Tapul is politically subdivided into 15 barangays.

  • Alu-Kabingaan
  • Banting
  • Hawan
  • Kalang (Poblacion)
  • Kamaunggi
  • Kanaway
  • Kanmangon
  • Kaumpang
  • Pagatpat
  • Pangdan
  • Puok
  • Sayli
  • Sumambat
  • Tangkapaan
  • Tulakan

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Tapul, Sulu
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 27
(81)
27
(81)
28
(82)
28
(82)
29
(84)
29
(84)
28
(82)
28
(82)
28
(82)
28
(82)
28
(82)
28
(82)
28
(82)
Average low °C (°F) 27
(81)
27
(81)
27
(81)
27
(81)
28
(82)
28
(82)
28
(82)
28
(82)
28
(82)
28
(82)
28
(82)
27
(81)
28
(82)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 184
(7.2)
143
(5.6)
144
(5.7)
136
(5.4)
240
(9.4)
301
(11.9)
272
(10.7)
253
(10.0)
183
(7.2)
265
(10.4)
246
(9.7)
208
(8.2)
2,575
(101.4)
Average rainy days 18.6 15.8 16.9 15.7 23.3 24.2 24.6 23.2 20.5 23.0 22.2 20.4 248.4
Source: Meteoblue (modeled/calculated data, not measured locally)[6]

DemographicsEdit

Population census of Tapul
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 7,440—    
1918 7,358−0.07%
1939 18,496+4.49%
1948 16,601−1.19%
1960 18,577+0.94%
1970 20,694+1.08%
1975 28,340+6.51%
1980 23,472−3.70%
1990 10,111−8.08%
1995 12,392+3.89%
2000 14,881+4.00%
2007 17,430+2.20%
2010 16,370−2.26%
2015 18,197+2.04%
2020 20,799+2.66%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[5][7][8]

EconomyEdit


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Municipality of Tapul | (DILG)
  2. ^ "2015 Census of Population, Report No. 3 – Population, Land Area, and Population Density" (PDF). Philippine Statistics Authority. Quezon City, Philippines. August 2016. ISSN 0117-1453. Archived (PDF) from the original on May 25, 2021. Retrieved July 16, 2021.
  3. ^ Census of Population (2020). "BARMM". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 8 July 2021.
  4. ^ "PSA Releases the 2018 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Philippine Statistics Authority. 15 December 2021. Retrieved 22 January 2022.
  5. ^ a b Census of Population (2015). "ARMM – Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  6. ^ "Tapul, Sulu : Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  7. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "ARMM – Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  8. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "ARMM – Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  9. ^ "Poverty incidence (PI):". Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  10. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/NSCB_LocalPovertyPhilippines_0.pdf; publication date: 29 November 2005; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  11. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/2003%20SAE%20of%20poverty%20%28Full%20Report%29_1.pdf; publication date: 23 March 2009; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  12. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/2006%20and%202009%20City%20and%20Municipal%20Level%20Poverty%20Estimates_0_1.pdf; publication date: 3 August 2012; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  13. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/2012%20Municipal%20and%20City%20Level%20Poverty%20Estima7tes%20Publication%20%281%29.pdf; publication date: 31 May 2016; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  14. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/City%20and%20Municipal-level%20Small%20Area%20Poverty%20Estimates_%202009%2C%202012%20and%202015_0.xlsx; publication date: 10 July 2019; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  15. ^ "PSA Releases the 2018 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Philippine Statistics Authority. 15 December 2021. Retrieved 22 January 2022.

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